Hunter Valley Police are searching for two people who broke into a Singleton residence overnight while the occupants were at home.

Police say the pair managed to gain access to the Dangar Road property through an unlocked door just before 10.00pm on Thursday and fled with a number of items of property.

The male and female residents were not threatened or injured, telling police the thieves, who were dressed in dark clothing, were in and out of the home very quickly.

It’s prompted a warning from police for residents to keep doors and windows locked, especially at night.